Robert T. Newberry, 87, died on April 3, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. He was born in Chehalis, Wash., on Feb. 24, 1927, to Gordon R. and Ruby L. Newberry. He graduated from Chehalis High School in 1945. He then served a short time in the U.S. Navy at the close of World War II, discharged in August 1947.
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Logn Vorng, 92, a resident of Aberdeen for 30 years, died at a Federal Way hospice center Friday, April 11, 2014.
Gertrude Heleena (Haskey) Mekosky, 95, passed away on December 17, 2013, at Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. She had been a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., since 1988.
Sigmond Mekosky, 90, passed away July 11, 2002, at Hacienda Rehabilitation and Care Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He had been a resident of Sierra Vista, Ariz., since 1988.
Minnie Rose Wixson 82, passed away peacefully Monday April 7, 2014, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash.
Robert T. Newberry, 87, died on April 3, 2014, in Olympia.
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Gerald C. Wood passed away.
Ruth Estella Dixon, 89, a life long Harborite, died at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montesano, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born in East Hoquiam, on November 15, 1924, the daughter of Harry H. and Celesta Blanche (Hawkins) Hartley. She was raised in East Hoquiam until the 7th grade when the family moved into town. She graduated from Hoquiam High School in 1942.
On Saturday April 5, 2014, Arnold J. Schmidt, of Montesano, passed away peacefully at the Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89. Arnold was born on June 1, 1924, in Montesano, to Alfred and Mayme Schmidt( Bryant) and was raised his whole life in Montesano. On June 27, 1952, he married the love of his life Neva Valentine in Montesano and spent 62 great years together.
Jeffrey Owen Shuster, a resident of Hoquiam, passed away at his home on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was 71. Jeffrey was born on January 13, 1943, to John and Clara (Hopkins) Shuster, in Long Beach, Calif. Jeffrey graduated with the Class of 1961, in Manitou Springs, Colo. He taught Sunday school in Idaho, from 1975 through 1978. He moved to the Grays Harbor area in 1985.
Arlene Patricia DeLaCruz, a lifelong Grays Harbor resident, passed away peacefully surrounded with family and friends in Olympia on April 5, 2014. Arlene was born on October 25, 1943, in Aberdeen, to Joseph and Edna (Lane) DeLaCruz and attended Moclips High School. She was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Longtime Copalis Beach resident Robert Eugene Putnam Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was 83. Robert was born August 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, Washington, to Israel and Martha (Howen) Putnam.
Kay Frances Homchick, 77, passed away on April 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Kay was born on April 26, 1936, in Bison, Kan., to Charles and E. Pearl (Gerboth) Tessell. They moved to McCleary when she was 10 years old.
Long time Hoquiam resident Donna Stamwitz passed away at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in the presence of her husband, Alan and her daughter, Katie. She was 64. Donna was born on January 1, 1950, to Franz and Martha Gruber in Aberdeen. She graduated in 1968, from Aberdeen Weatherwax High School and married Alan Stamwitz on August 14, 1971, in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Aberdeen.
Mark Wilhyde passed away on February 15, 2014. He was an accomplished athlete enjoying tennis, skiing, golf, swimming, soccer, mountain climbing, cycling, road rally and had great memories of playing hockey for the UW. His favorite team to watch was Manchester United and he closely followed F-1 racing.